My brother's only means of listening to MP3s is with a DVD player. I've many spare DVD-Rs and would like to put them to use by making him DVD MP3 discs to listen to when we get together. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart
on Jun 26, 2014 -
I need DVD authoring software that can create DVDs from individual MP4 clips. Paid or free is A-OK [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Sep 20, 2013 -
I had been using a mac to keep my media files and had been using "Ripit" to rip my DVD's and "identify" to tag the resulting files and put into itunes to watch on Apple TV.
Due to file space I have moved to a PC running Windows 7 to do this. And while I have found software to rip the DVD's I cannot find software to add the tags such as "synopsis", "cover art", and "episode details"?
You suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Me-Fi
posted by ndaguiar
on Jul 25, 2012 -
Copying thousands of cds and dvds to HDD - what is the best way to automate this tedious process as much as possible without buying expensive hardware? [more inside]
posted by Grensgeval
on Aug 20, 2011 -
I need to edit a series of basic videos together within the next 24 hours. I have no idea what I'm doing! Please help me. [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight
on May 17, 2010 -
Does anyone have any suggestions for DVD indexing/cataloging software options? [more inside]
posted by neksys
on Apr 22, 2010 -
How can I make a phony DVD, that starts off promisingly, but eventually turns into something totally unexpected...with the intention of pranking a DVD thief? [more inside]
posted by newfers
on Nov 14, 2009 -
Is there a Mac equivalent to CDR Media Code Identifier
. This could be run in Parallels, but I'm not sure it'll be able to get what it needs out of the DVD drive. And of course, it'd be nice to not have to run Parallels.
posted by ignignokt
on Sep 15, 2009 -
High fidelity DVD ripping: collecting short videos from separate DVDs without losing any quality [more inside]
posted by sloe
on Aug 25, 2009 -
What are the best programs (paid/shareware/freeware/open source) that can convert almost ALL kinds of video files and vice-versa? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi
on Jan 21, 2009 -
We have 10 hours of Mini-DV tapes (interviews made during my wife's PhD research) and we're looking for a video editing software to edit them into a 1-2 hour DVD. We'll have to add subtitles and to clean noisy audio and video. What would be the best video software to do that? More detailed specs follow. [more inside]
posted by elgilito
on Oct 14, 2008 -
VideoFilter: I have a ton of .mpg video files out of my camcorder. I would like to join them together as one file. It doesn't work using the copy command, I'm assuming because of embedded file data that messes up the indexes within the video footage.
Is there a program that will take them and join them together quickly? I don't want to edit them, just join them. So far the only options I've found is to import them all to Avid or Vegas and let it re-render it as a whole which takes forever. The second option was some cheesy software I found that did it but it also took 30 minutes for 10 minutes of footage to join, which seems ridiculous. Does anyone in out there have a blackbelt in video-fu and can help me?
posted by damiano99
on Apr 25, 2008 -
On my Linux-based laptop and desktop, I've been having trouble reading DVDs that have even the slightest scratches. It seemed that Windows was a bit more tolerant of imperfections--is there any way to modify my [Ubuntu] settings so that it doesn't hang at the first missed bit? [more inside]
posted by zachxman
on Jul 31, 2007 -
I'm currently making recordings to a DVD and am interested in inexpensive software to edit and compress the recording with the intent to publish it to the web. An easy system to learn and that is relatively fast would be best. Thanks in advance for your suggestions...Orlin
posted by orlin
on Apr 27, 2007 -
What are some good programs for backing up photo's to CD / DVD? Specific features requested. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Nov 27, 2006 -
I'm looking for a lower cost alternative to Serious Magic's Ultra 2, which looks perfect but is completely out of my budget at the moment. Can you help? The solution must not involve any heavy lugging of stuff ... one portable green screen and one computer laptop are all I want to carry, please! Thanks in advance.
posted by thewhynotgirl
on Oct 5, 2006 -
Does anyone know a decent real-time MPEG-2 capture program for the PC? One that produces high-quality output (as good as a standard DVD recorder), produces DVD compliant MPEG2 files, and is preferably free (or cheap). [more inside]
posted by ascullion
on Sep 10, 2006 -
I own all of the southpark dvds and I want to rip each episode to an individual file for my media center. I know I can do this manually but it is tedious. Is there any Rip software that can do a batch conversion?
posted by lukeomalley
on May 4, 2006 -
I have installed DVD Studio Pro 4 on my Powerbook, as part of the Final Cut Studio Pro 5 suite. However, the templates or styles didn't install and I don't have a "Content" icon on the install disk. Is it possible to get the folders of templates and styles from someone? I don't want a copy of your disk or to do anything illegal, but if someone had the program installed and could copy only those folders, I don't think it would constitute copyright infringement ... or would it?
posted by Toolshed
on Mar 5, 2006 -
Subtitles from DVD/VCD/Video Cassette Tapes into a computer text file ----- the fastest way ? Without typing or paying someone to transcribe? Any software or hardware that can do the job? I know of one VCR player made in the early 1990s that can do this but it has been discontinued and the manufacturer no longer around.
posted by studentguru
on Mar 4, 2006 -
Suggestions on reliable, inexpensive (<$50) software for converting AVI to MPEG-2?
posted by Artifice_Eternity
on Dec 30, 2005 -
Does anyone know of a program that will take a DVD-compatible MPEG2 file, and generate a very simple DVD VIDEO_TS folder - ie, no menu, just the file in a format that a DVD player can recognize [more inside]
posted by ascullion
on Dec 10, 2005 -
Traveling on business with a company laptop -- has a DVD drive, but no DVD software. I want to watch a DVD to make the long train ride home bearable, but I don't have administrator privileges to install any software. [more inside]
posted by Heminator
on Dec 2, 2005 -
I need to make a DVD photo slideshow - ie you stick the DVD in your common-garden DVD player, and it gradually goes through the photos on there.
Can you please recommend any freeware software that'll do this? Everything seems to charge, and I'm a cheapskate ;-)
posted by badlydubbedboy
on Nov 9, 2005 -
Video Editing. What is the best solution on a Windows platform for video editing and burning to DVD? I am considering purchasing a Mac for this function, but if I could do it on Windows, it would be good as well.
posted by benjh
on Dec 31, 2004 -
DVD Copy Protection Question: I'm trying to figure out what the best program is to scan a dvd for copy protection. Before anyone goes thinking I'm illegally doing something: I have a GPS dvd "Map for the Eclipse Navigation System" that you keep in the car in order to help the device. The problem is that pulling the dvd in and out of the system is causing it to scratch. So I'd like to have a copy of it for the car (it'd be useless for anyone else anyways). The problem is that it didn't work as a copy the first time, so I'm thinking there's some sort of protection. I know there are cd scan programs which do the job for CDs (ClonyXXL and such), but is there such for DVDs?
posted by Drylnn
on Dec 17, 2004 -
Is there a way to make a Mac OS X (Panther) install CD from a pair of eMac Software Install and Restore DVDs or
install the operating system over a network on a computer that lacks a DVD drive? [more inside]
posted by boost ventilator
on Aug 8, 2004 -
DVD authoring tools. What are you guys using? Whats the best "bang for the buck" software out there for casual (non-professional) work? [more inside]
posted by skallas
on Jul 20, 2004 -
I have some mpeg4 (quicktime) video that I would like to convert to mpeg2 so I can watch it on my el cheapo Apex player. I am using OS X (Panther). Are there any free or cheap tools that will do this that won't make my head explode? I supplicated the Google gods and came up empty.
posted by mecran01
on Jul 9, 2004 -
The new DVD burner (an NEC ND-2510A), didn't come with any burning software. I know I can get the express version of Nero 6 for a couple bucks, but does anybody know of a good small DVD burning program (preferably freeware) for Windows XP that would be downloadable on dialup? Sourceforge and Tucows, my usual trusted sites, are turning up bupkiss.
posted by PinkStainlessTail
on Jul 5, 2004 -
What windows app will allow me to take an AVI or MOV file and .SUB or .SSA or other subtitle file and burn it onto a DVD+R or -R with the subtitles either burnt-in or generated by the dvd player?
posted by signal
on Jun 26, 2004 -
I have both a DVD-ROM drive and a DVD-R drive in my Wintel computer. I am interested in making backup copies of some of the (copy-protected) DVDs I own. Up to now I have been tusing DVDShrink to trim down disks where necessary, and then using the IMGTool/DVD Decryptor combo to make the ISO/burn it. So in all that's a 2-step process, each step of which takes upwards of an hour. Is there a (hopefully free) software solution out there that I can set up, go to bed, and when I come down for breakfast, the disk in the top drawer is a copy of the one in the bottom drawer?
posted by luser
on May 25, 2004 -
What's good (free) software to rip my DVDs to a compressed format: Avi/DivX etc, for back-up/usability purposes? Ideally something that allows me to preserve widescreen and is 'user-friendly'.
posted by Blue Stone
on May 24, 2004 -
I need suggestions on a good hardware/software combo that will allow me to transfer some stuff from VHS to DVD (along with any other advice). [more inside]
posted by RavinDave
on Apr 28, 2004 -
Software Question - I am trying to find a freeware or shareware program that can rip from a DVD. Not necessarily an entire DVD, small 2-3 minutes clips from particular chapters. Preferably a program that can convert to .mpg or quicktime clip. Clips will be available for download for reference purposes for a limited time. So I guess this program would should also be able to compress converted files to smaller sizes. Any clue?
posted by turbanhead
on Jan 14, 2004 -